During my elementary school days, the last thing on my head was how adorable our classroom desks were. I had more important things to contemplate, like who would have the maximum tradable lunch daily. Not until the ink was dry in my school diploma did it happen to me that the furniture I’d ignored throughout my childhood would earn a great-looking object of decor. It’s the playground version of industrial chic.
Take a look at the photographs below, and simply try not to get nostalgic for the days of eraser clapping and spelling bees.
If your not-so-little one has outgrown their magnetic letter set, do not give it away just yet. Use the letters to personalize a classic metal desk and seat for a prep station in a kitchen or living space.
A word of caution: Before you use old painted bits in a kids’ area, have them tested to be sure the paint contains no lead.
A sweet classic wooden desk and folding seat give this boy’s bedroom a touch of cottage comfort. The toolbox that forms school provides tops it off perfectly.
Chango & Co..
The teacher may not have been amused, but the layers of graffiti within this college desk drawer add an endearingly nostalgic note.
This bench seat-and-desk unit makes smart use of a tight corner in which a standard-size desk may not fit.
Erika Everett Design
A retro-chic nursery receives a midcentury spin with this mod desk and seat. The tot can utilize it for finger painting during the toddler years and also for homework when it’s time for regular school.
Who’d have considered including a school desk? If you consider it, it makes total sense: School furniture has been built to be practically indestructible, so it can withstand the elements fairly nicely.
In the hinge-top desk to the map wall therapy and old-fashioned globe, this bedroom radiates a gentle scholarly charm.
Tracy Murdock Allied ASID
A brightly colored school desk gets high marks in this bright, cheerful area.
Looking for schoolhouse-inspired furniture? Begin with the item picks below.
Nelson Swag Leg Desk – $1,849
Assuming that the eye-popping price does not faze you, this desk evokes the taste of school yesteryear.
Child’s Chair by AMradio – $67
Who understood industrial furniture could seem so sculptural? The proportions and lines of this one really stick out in a very simple setting.
StudioDesk – $599.95
All these adult-size desks are similar to overgrown versions of their kid counterparts.
Swivel Desk Chairs and Cushion – $399
Old-school swivel chairs combine retro style and contemporary comfort.
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